Access notebooks owned by a deleted user

How to access Databricks notebooks owned by a deleted user.

Written by John.Lourdu

Last published at: May 16th, 2022

When you remove a user (AWS | Azure) from Databricks, a special backup folder is created in the workspace. This backup folder contains all of the deleted user’s content.

Image showing example backup users.

Backup folders appear in the workspace as <deleted username>-backup-#.



Only an admin user can access a backup folder.

To access a backup folder:

  1. Log into Databricks as an admin user.
  2. Select Workspace from the sidebar.
  3. Select Users.
  4. Select the backup folder.

You can delete the backup folder once it is no longer required.

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